Christina Pitts writes about transitioning careers and cultivating workplace relationships in a pandemic.
There are many aspects of workplace culture that we never realized were important until our work lives were uprooted due to COVID-19: daily interactions with colleagues, in-person meetings, peers and mentors a cubicle away, and a support system in close proximity. At my previous job, I learned and developed skills by watching my colleagues perform tasks, asking questions, and working closely with others in the same space. I was used to this and hesitant to apply for a new job. I knew that I wanted to work in transaction advisory, but when COVID hit, I waited before trying to make a move, knowing how difficult it would be to transition to a completely different job remotely.